Adele‘s chops are undoubtedly otherworldly but sometimes even the best falter. The Grammy-winning artist brought a moment of humility to this year’s Grammy Awards, abruptly bringing to a halt her tribute to the late George Michael mid-way through the song.
Having started a stripped-back rendition of Michael’s 1996 song ‘Fastlove’, Adele stopped singing and asked the band to stop and start over. “I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him,” Adele told the cheering audience. “I’m sorry for swearing. I’m sorry for starting again. I know it’s live TV.”
As expected, Adele recovered from the stumble, presenting a moving tribute to the late music icon who died on Christmas day last year. Adele also performed her hit single ‘Hello’ to kick off this year’s Grammys ceremony.
Watch her restart her George Michael tribute, below and stay up to date on all the news from this year’s Grammy Awards, here.
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